Tuesday, 12 November 2013

H.M.S Belfast


I should have posted this page yesterday as it was very appropriate for Remembrance Day, even more so that my great Uncle went down on a destroyer that hit a mine not that far from home - a huge sacrifice for my families freedom - we were reading his last letter home which he wrote on Christmas day as my kids have been studying the Second World War at school - so all rather poignant.

Onto the page this was one of our Occasional Day trips with my Mum to see H.M.S Belfast - it's massive.  I snapped this shot of the boys on the banks of the River Thames looking at the size of the ship.  I made this page as part of the this fortnights challenge over at the Studio which is a tic tac toe style challenge.


I chose Masks, Sequins and Gold, so I started the page with my Tando Sunburst mask and texture paste, I then went over the top of that (once dry) with gesso on a palette knife.  Next I layered up lots of strips of paper from Crates DIY Shop and Maggie Holmes lines, and then again added gesso over the top, then some spritzes of glimmer mist in blue and brown.  Once this was dry I used some stamps - the chevron roller stamp from glitz and I used some gold embossing powder on a feather stamp from Amy Tangerine.  I added one of Crate Papers photo masks to my main picture and then some chipboard and ephemera as well as a few more bits of paper - my journalling is on a yellow tag behind the photo.  The last few additions were the title and then some blue sequins.

If you would like to see all the other inspiration and join us this month then here is the link.  Also I am up on the Created by ATDML blog today with a Teresa Collins page, here is the link for that.





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